Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 29 November 2001 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 22 November 2001 at 23:21.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2001 after 1 day on 30 November 2001 at 20:49.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 23 of Meeus index or 976 from Brown series.
Length of current 23 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 24 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠53.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠86.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2001 at 15:46 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 December 2001 at 22:48 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 390 648 km (242 737 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 114 km (229 978 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 17 November 2001 at 19:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 December 2001 at 05:30 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 18 November 2001 at 22:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.211°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.246° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2001 at 06:54 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 30 November 2001 at 20:49 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.